Centre for colouring foodstuffs

In order to better support food manufacturers with colouring foodstuffs, Chr Hansen has significantly upgraded its processing, warehousing and laboratory facilities for food ingredients with colouring properties in Canossa, Italy.

“We have been offering colouring foodstuffs as part of our natural colors portfolio for years, but now we have launched a new strategy under the headline Nature’s No. 1 that accentuates the importance of natural solutions in all our business areas,” says Carsten Bennike, EVP, Natural Colours Division.

Upon the official inauguration attended by customers, food media and local business partners Bennike revealed that extensive plans are in place to continue upgrading the manufacturing capabilities over the next years including a new pilot plant during 2014.

“We have developed a range of solutions that are fully compliant with the new EU Guidance Notes on colouring foodstuffs published in December, and this investment demonstrates that we consider the Canossa site a key building block in the Chr. Hansen manufacturing network for the Natural Colors Division,” Bennike explains.

Chr. Hansen estimates the global market for coloring foodstuffs to be growing rapidly at a rate of 10-15% per year.

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